Food Shortages

2011-02-02 Food Crisis in Egypt

Analysts are warning of a food crisis in Egypt. Stratfor reports that, in the best-case scenario, the country has less than 40 days demand left.

  • Year round irrigation channels that crisscross the Nile valley and delta "massively restrict the movements of trucks that could...distribute wheat. Egypt has hardwired into its infrastructure literally hundreds of thousands of potential supply disruptions." (Source: Stratfor)
  • Egypt imports roughly 60 percent of its wheat needs. (Source: Stratfor) Egypt is the worlds largest importer of wheat. (Source: Slate)

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